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School Newsletter :

Our school vision statement was developed by our school community in 2018 ‘Nga
Rangatira mo Apopo’ - Leaders of Tomorrow. Our students are the future leaders and
at Mangonui School we try to broaden their experiences so they can practice
leadership. A big part of what we do is about ‘Kaitiaki to Others’. Tuakana Teina the
older student helping the younger one. Many of our senior students spend time each
day in the junior classroom helping other students. This may be with reading or doing
some maths. We have mentor leaders who watch out for new students to our school.
Each term we have a couple of days where students teach students about what they
have been learning. We try to build that concept that great leaders help others, share
and make their world a better place.
It was sad hearing about the passing away of Anthea Goodwin. She was an amazing
person who we developed a relationship with as a school many years ago. She very
quietly supported our efforts to build a curriculum that works outside our school. Her first
encounter with us was with building penguin boxes and then supporting us with our mahi
at Rangikapiti Pa. At the beginning of this term she was digging holes at our
Papatuanuku planting day. Encouraging others, sharing her knowledge and connecting
with the earth. Kua hinga te totara i te wao nui a Tane - The totara has fallen in the forest
of Tane.
Next year Mangonui School has been invited onto the Food for Schools programme. I n
2019, the Government introduced a two-year initiative to explore delivering a free and
healthy daily school lunch to Year 1 to 8 (primary and intermediate aged) in low decile
Providing lunch to all students in participating schools will make sure that every student
who needs a free lunch can access one, and will minimise any stigma that sometimes
comes with receiving free meals. Mangonui School will outsource to an external supplier
to provide lunches each day. We know some whanau will want to continue making their
child’s kai. That is fine. More details will come out soon.
We have just received our ‘Provisional Staffing’ for 2021. This notice tells us how many
teachers we can have in 2021. Our roll is growing which means our teacher entitlement
grows too. We are happy to report that we will have seven classrooms next year making
smaller classrooms. This year we also have employed another teacher who works with
small groups of students, this will continue in 2021.
Next term all classrooms will be part of our ‘Education Outside the Classroom Term 4’.
We use these outdoor opportunities to explore and connect with our local environment. It
also allows the students to experience new and enjoyable outdoor activities which
promote health and wellbeing. We really want and need or whanau to join in on these
days. It is great to see your child in the outdoors connecting with unique whenua and tai.
Newsletters for all classrooms will be coming out this week.
Millan and Alyssa, two of our senior leaders won the Principal award this week for
‘Stepping Up’ in their leadership roles. Mill’s does a lot of little things to support the
school. All those little things add up and we really appreciate it. Alyssa does a great job
in the library. Thank you for your efforts so we can have a functional library!
Nga Mihi
Dave Sedcole
Awards Term 3 2020
Weeks 9-10
Principal’s Awards:
Millan Bradbury and Alyssa Durval
Our Duffy awards went to Shiloh MaCarthy for always trying her best and Marley Matia
for making a quick change in his attitude. The Kaitiaki awards went to Alyssa Duval for
kaitiaki to herself, ensuring she is always completing her mahi at a high standard and
Fern Tracey for being kaitiaki to others and always offering a helping hand. The Learning
awards went to Leah Lloyd for having a great attitude towards her WOW and climate
change site and Tohe Tatai-Write because your humour and enthusiasm in the
classroom is a hoot.
Our Duffy awards went to Frances Edmonds for always trying her best and putting
100% into her mahi and Lucy Heighway for stepping up and becoming a great leader.
The Kaitiaki awards went to Josie Millichamp for kaitiaki to herself, ensuring she is
always completing her mahi at a high standard and Cooper Hibbard for a great help in
the classroom and always trying his best. The Learning awards went to Jordan Naicovi
for being a great worm farm leader and Amber Clark because she always tries her best
in all areas of her learning.
The Duffy Awards went to Cole Tracey for quickly and quietly completing mahi with great
ideas and Shem Bruce for thinking deeply about his reading. The Kaitiaki Awards went
to Molly Matia for being kaitiaki of herself by persisting with work even when it gets tricky
and Brody Masters for being the Kowhai class tech whiz. The Star Student Awards went
to Ayla Tiatoa for coming to school with a great attitude and Tyler Ashby for always
being kind to others.
The Duffy Awards went to Attalia Rarere for being a great role model and always doing
her best work and Eastern Heighway for using his phonics learning to help his reading
and writing.
The Kaitiaki Awards went to Estella Thompson-Harris for always helping others in class
and being a great leader and Kyle Gore-Easton for showing kaitiki of self with his
learning about pollution and looking after the environment.
The Awesome Awards went to Kingston Shepherd-Kimi for working really hard with his
reading in class and Tiare Harris for taking pride in his work and showing that he is a
great leader.
The Duffy Awards went to Kaitlin Roberts-Tangihuna for trying hard in her reading
group and remembering her learning and to Halo Stacey for working hard to learn our
kupu o te ra.
The Kaitiaki Awards went to Mia Giorgetti for working very hard in mathematics and
sharing her ideas and to Ashlyn Thomas for completing our wero ki te kainga during Te
Wiki o te Reo Maori.
The Ka Pai awards went to McKenzie Ritchie for using different and awesome phrases
in writing and to Ryder Roxburgh for using Te Reo Maori in Seesaw posts.
Nga Ringa Awhina
The Duffy Awards went to Toby Wakeling for having the confidence to approach ‘go-to’
people when he is unsure and for taking feedback on board, and to Luke Yates-Tomars
for asking amazing questions and getting stuck into reading. Kaitiaki Awards went to
Ruby Chuck for her ongoing hard work and her ability to identify her next steps for
learning, Tyson Broadhurst for his progress with being able to write down his amazing
ideas, and to Hone Oppert for being a wonderful kaitiaki of our classroom resources.
The Duffy Awards went to Saskia Kelly for having a wonderful attitude towards learning
and making great progress in all areas and Millie Lloyd-Dangen and Sofia Greaves for
making a wonderful start to school in Pukeko Classroom.
The Kaitiaki Award went to Shelby Wilton for enjoying working in teacher groups and
always trying her best. The Star Student Awards went to Jacob Harrision for
confidence and enjoyment during Mangonui’s got talent with Matua Tups and Leo
Bridson for sharing thoughtful ideas during class discussions.
Reading Nights Awards: 25 nights reading: Hunter Simpson, Jda Tukariri, Arya
Collins. 50 nights reading: Danica Eruera. 100 nights reading: Gabriel Oien, Jacob
Harrison, Flynn Ashby.
Term 3 Mon 20th Jul Fri 25th Sep
Week 10
Fri 25th Sep - Last Day of Term 3
Term 4 Mon 12th Oct Tue 15th Dec
Week 7
Sat 28th Nov - Whanau in the Park
Week 9
Fri 11th Dec - Prizegiving
Week 10
Tue 15th Dec - Last Day of Term 4
Any questions please contact the office: 406 0182 or 021 544 702
Please remember to inform the office about any student absences.
The Government is currently introducing a free, healthy, daily school lunch in some
schools for all students.
We are really excited to let you know that our school will be joining the free lunch
programme from Term 1, 2021.
All parents want to provide their children with a lunch every day. But, as you will know,
there are many reasons parents can struggle, often through no fault of their own. We
know that some of you will have been particularly affected by the economic impact of
the COVID-19 pandemic. Offering a lunch for all our children who need it will go some
way to helping families and whānau to support their children and tamariki. This is why
we have
decided to take part in this programme.
Lunches will cater for the diet, health and cultural needs of our students, and we will
work with suppliers and the Ministry of Education to make sure they are healthy and
nutritious. All suppliers will be required to meet New Zealand food safety standards.
The lunches will be available for all our students. While we know there are hungry
children in every community, we do not always know who they are. Providing a lunch to
every child means we do not need to single-out those who need it more than others.
However, lunches are not compulsory, and you can continue to provide your child’s
own lunch if you wish.
Right now, we are working with the Ministry of Education on the best way to meet our
school’s needs. For us this means working out our supplier for the lunches.
The programme will run until the end of 2021 and will be evaluated whilst it is running.
This will include feedback from schools, students and suppliers about what the lunches
are like, how they are delivered, and if they have an impact on students’ learning and
achievement. This information will help to decide whether to continue beyond 2021,
and what an ongoing programme might look like.
You can find out more about the
programme at:
If you have any further questions, please
contact our office, or the Ministry at
Taonga Class News
WOW! This term has flown by so quickly. Taonga class has been doing
lots of learning about environmental sustainability and what we can do
to help keep the world healthy. We have been learning what causes
pollution and what we can do in our class to make less landfill. The
highlight of our week has been planting our class garden. We can’t wait
to see what starts growing after the holidays!
Koru Class News
We can’t believe it’s the last week of school. We spent lots of time
last week celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Maori and we even tried a
bunch of activities like playing string games. We have been so busy
at school learning about how we can care for our environment and
what actions we can take. We have started prepping our class
garden so that we can do some planting soon. 
Kotuku News
Term 3 Week 8 2020
Kotuku and Tuatara had a great day on Monday. We visited the Kaitaia
library, walked around Lake Ngatu and had lunch at 90 Mile Beach where
we jumped o the sand dunes. It was great to get outside the classroom.
Our Year 6 students are o to Taipa on Wednesday to play sports with the
intermediate class, we can’t wait! Thank you to our school whanau who
joined us at the quiz night last Saturday. We all had a fantastic night and
raised a lot of money towards our end of year camp. 
Year 5 using our home-made compost and bokashi to prep our school gardens.
Year 5/6 trip to Kaitaia.
Nga Ringa Awhina News
During purposeful play we have been making wind chimes, volcanoes and learning
Whai string games. We have been enjoying practising our soccer skills in PE and have
also been doing yoga and mindfulness each day.
Kowhai Class News
This term a school wide focus has been around sustainability. During
class time, we spend a lot of time reading dierent resources about
this topic. One group has done an amazing job at learning, practicing
and performing a play that is all about recycling.
Pukeko Class News
Pukeko class have begun our learning around plants and
gardening. We have planted sunflower, bean and pea
seeds in CD cases so that we can be scientists and
observe them as they grow. We have also planted some
more of these seeds in soil to grow over the holidays so
that next term we can plant these in our class garden.